Let the beautiful illustrations and diagrams from the Netter collection enhance your understanding of physiology. Respected physiologists, Susan Mulroney and Adam Myers of Georgetown University School of Medicine, provide you with a logical and highly readable reference, ideal for a basic understanding of the subject, a comprehensive overview, or as a supplement to lectures. Organized by organ system, each section is followed by a set of review questions to reinforce what's been covered. Clinical examples demonstrate key physiology concepts and their application in general medicine.
Features the beautifully clear drawings and diagrams from the Netter collection to illustrate key concepts and further your visual understanding of the subject.
Integrates basic science with clinical examples so that you can understand and apply principles to practice.
Follows the clinical orientation of board exams with an emphasis on disease processes to cover pathophysiology.
Features anatomical and histological illustrations that are ideal for integrating material in new systems-based medical and health science curricula.
Provides self-assessment review questions at the end of each chapter to help you practice and prepare for exams and boards.
Includes Student Consult access to the electronic version of the text and other supplementary material.
Chapter 4 Organization and General Functions of the Nervous System
Chapter 5 Sensory Physiology
Chapter 6 The Somatic Motor System
Chapter 7 The Autonomic Nervous System
Section II Review Questions
SECTION III: CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 8 Overview of the Heart and Circulation
Chapter 9 Cardiac Electrophysiology
Chapter 10 Flow Pressure and Resistance
Chapter 11 The Cardiac Pump
Chapter 12 The Peripheral Circulation
Section III Review Questions
SECTION IV: RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 13: Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion and Diffusion of Gases
Chapter 14: The Mechanics of Breathing
Chapter 15: Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport and Control of Respiration
Section IV Review Questions
SECTION V: RENAL PHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 16 Overview, Glomerular Filtration, and Renal Clearance
Chapter 17 Renal Transport Processes
Chapter 18 Urine Concentration and Dilution Mechanisms
Chapter 19 Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Volume and Osmolarity
Chapter 20 Regulation of Acid/Base Balance by the Kidneys
Section V Review Questions
SECTION VI: GASTROINTESTINAL PHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 21 Overview of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Chapter 22 Motility Through the Gastrointestinal Tract
Chapter 23 Gastrointestinal Secretions
Chapter 24 Hepatobiliary Function
Chapter 25 Digestion and Absorption
Section VI Review Questions
SECTION VII: ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 26: General Principles of Endocrinology and Pituitary and Hypothalamic Hormones
Chapter 27 Thyroid Hormones
Chapter 28 Adrenal Hormones
Chapter 29 The Endocrine Pancreas
Chapter 30 Calcium Regulating Hormones
Chapter 31: Hormones of the Reproductive System
Section VII Review Questions
Answers to Review Questions
By Susan Mulroney, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center; Susan Mulroney, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center; Adam Myers, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC and Adam Myers, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
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"The book provides an integrated view of bodily function at all levels, with special attention given to essential aspects and difficult concepts in physiology. Numerous detailed illustrations address different learning styles and increase understanding. In line with these objectives, the book will contribute significantly to successful learning when used with other sources of information or instruction, and will serve as a handy resource for students in their physiology courses and beyond.
This book presents the information extremely well. It complements existing textbooks (e.g., Human Anatomy and Physiology, 8th edition, Marieb et al. (Pearson, 2010); Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 5th edition, Silverthorn (Pearson, 2010)), but also expands on the information and contributes to understanding by providing exceptional illustrations and detail. Images from this book would be useful in instruction and in self-study, increasing comprehension and success for students who learn more effectively through different modalities.Weighted Numerical Score: 94 - 4 Stars!" -- Kristin L. Gosselink, PhD(University of Texas at El Paso), Doody's Review